Friday, August 4, 2017

CAS Mix Up Alcohol Ink Background and Flower

As many of you know, using Alcohol Inks are one of my very favorite products on CAS Mixed Media cards.

I am hosting our CAS Mix Up August Challenge with so many Gorgeous samples by our DT and GD, Trina.


Here is my 2nd card for the challenge.

Using Stamping + Alcohol Ink background + Die Cut


Sample of Alcohol Inks dropped onto Yupo Paper before adding to my card background.


This is one of my favorite Alcohol Ink Techniques.  You just drop 2, 3 or more colors of Alcohol Ink directly onto Yupo Paper.  This Alcohol Ink on Yupo video (5:49) by Loll (Stamping with Loll) shows this technique and several more.

I used Tim Holtz Alcohol Inks: Sunshine Yellow, Sunset Orange, Citrus, Watermelon, Wild Plum, Mermaid.  The green made some of the colors a little muddy (brown),  but I just used the favorite parts of my background.  If you stick with all monochromatic colors there is no mud.

I did spritz the piece I used very lightly with blending solution for the water marks.

I die cut the SU Thick Whisper White frame using my Poppystamps "Floral Stem Collage".  I then die cut my Alcohol Ink background with the same die.  I love this die. Thank you again Bonnie for the samples you sent me that "made" me order this gorgeous die!  I pieced (like a puzzle) the frame and background together and attached with fine tip glue pen. Then attached to my card base.

I added my stamped STAMPlorations sentiment and done.  A quick and easy,  but I think stunning card letting the Die Cut and Alcohol Ink background be the stars:-)

Enjoy and hope you get to join the fun at our CAS Mix Up August Alcohol Ink Challenge.  You still have until the 24th to play along.  Hugs..

I am adding to STAMPlorations Anything Goes




Supplies: 
Stamps: STAMPlorations Dee's Blooming Buds sentiment
Paper: SU Thick Whisper White. Yupo Paper
Inks: Tim Holtz Alcohol inks listed in description
Accessories: Blending Solutions, Poppystamps Floral Stem Collage, SU Fine Tip Glue Pen. popped up 2nd bloom with a dimensional adding a tiny piece of the AI background for the center.




23 comments:

  1. The mix of colours is so bright and fun, Nancy! Definitely a card to brighten someones day ... I know it did mine! :) Your gorgeous background looks amazing paired with the pretty die-cut that Bonnie "enabled" us all to buy. :) xx

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    1. So nice to brighten a special friends day. Hope you get over your virus VERY soon, Loll. Hugs.

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  2. Your colors just grabbed my attention, Nancy! LOVE that background and combined with that die, you have a winner there. Now I confess, between you, Bonnie and Loll, I too bought that die!

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    1. How fun...we are all enablers. I would LOVE to see a cool background from you using your die. Does not have to be alcohol ink. Hugs

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  3. This is such a gorgeous AI piece, Nancy! The pretty white poppy shows up beautifully with it! I'm glad ya'll are enjoying this die too! :>)

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    1. We are all so happy, Bonnie for your samples and for you introducing us to this gorgeous Poppystamps die. Hugs

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  4. Gorgeous card Nancy, the background looks amazing, love those vibrant colours, Cathy x

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  5. Nancy, that's one beatutufl background, I just love the colour jumping off the card so amazing :)

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    1. Me too, Christine. The colors really pop! Thanks for your comment my friend. Hugs

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  6. Stunning colour combination, Nancy! Looks lovely with the daisy die!

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  7. Nancy, your background looks amazing and I love that beautiful die! Gorgeous card x

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  8. Oh it's gorgeous! I don't own any alcohol inks but you are making me rethink that! Stunning creation Nancy!

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    1. Hi Ros, there is a video on our CMU site that uses reinkers and rubbing alcohol or you can use alcohol based markers (Copics, etc). The faux alcohol method is not as dramatic, but you do get pretty backgrounds. I tried with SU reinkers and 91% alcohol. I used monochromatic colors on Yupo, but you could try with glossy or photo paper. I can strongly recommend alcohol inks. There are so many different techniques with different beautiful results. Hugs.

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  9. I love this colorful and cheerful card, Nancy! The AIs background is gorgeous, and it looks like stained glass. The white frame with a flower is perfect - it makes the colors pop. I'm ready to try AIs, but still waiting for my order to be delivered! :-) Hideko

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    1. While you are waiting..check out some of the videos on our CAS Mix Up challenge. Be prepared...It is addicting. Also work in a well ventilated area and gloves are a good idea. I can't wait to see what you create. Hugs

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  10. Nancy now I WANT that flower die!!! How spectacular is that single darling bloom?! Your card is fantastic!! I've tried the alcohol inks several times... seems I'd better get them out again!!! so gorgeous...
    =] Michele

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    1. I LOVE this die because it is so versatile, especially if you enjoy background techniques:-) I would love to see you join our AI challenge my friend. Hugs

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  11. O.M.G. your background is amazing! I've been in love with this die since Day 1. It's fantastic for showcasing awesome backgrounds like yours!

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    1. I agree a fabulous die for homemade backgrounds:-) We need to get together my friend. Hugs

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  12. This one is GORGEOUS, Nancy! Love the vibrancy of the colors, especially against the die cut.

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  13. I love the bright and pretty colours Nancy and this technique gives fabulous results and different every time and love that white flower and frame and such a great contrast to the lovely background. x

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Thank you so much for visiting and leaving your much appreciated comments! Hugs....Nancy